The Robot Co-op

Lists of Bests!

February 20, 2006 · 9 Comments

Yahoo! has been making the news as of late with its acquisitions of all the great Web 2.0 newness. First there was Flickr, then, then, and now… no, not the Robot Co-op. Instead, we decided to pull a switcheroo and acquire something of our own, and we did right under Yahoo!’s nose.

Laboring away in Yahoo’s Dallas office was Erik Benson’s one time SXSW roommate, Bill Turner. Bill had built a great site called “Lists of Bests” and we liked it a lot! So in our bid for Web 2.0 grandeur, we’ve gone on our own acquisition spree, first buying Erik Benson’s All Consuming, and now Bill Turner’s Lists of Bests. You can read Bill’s blog post about all this on his blog.

We think they’ll make beautiful music together (along with our other sites) and we are excited to share new versions of them with you soon.

We are hard at work integrating these new sites in to the 43 Things world and adding some new Robot Co-op signature features. If you are interested in helping test the new sites, or want to be notified when they launch, head over to Lists of Bests and sign up. And congratulations, Bill Turner! Thanks for creating Lists of Bests.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • David Martin // February 20, 2006 at 1:25 pm | Reply

    Congrats on the acquisition. Speaking of Robot Co-op signature features, (and I apologize for being a little off topic, I didn’t see any contact forms on your site.) how did you get google to allow you to stylize your adsense ads. You can email me privately if you’d rather not post a response here. Thanks. -DM

  • Athena // February 20, 2006 at 5:25 pm | Reply

    Congratulations. RobotCoop has taken over my web life it seems. I was at both Allconsuming and Lists of Bests from way back and then 43 Things has expanded massively since I first dropped on. I love the work that has been done and am excited about LoB’s future.

  • Chuq // February 23, 2006 at 3:17 pm | Reply

    Congrats. Next, you can buy Yahoo! and rename it 43hoo! but that looks a little l337. I have no idea what Lists of Bests is, but I can’t wait to see it.

  • Kim // February 25, 2006 at 2:15 am | Reply

    Question for 43 things: Is there a way to report abusive users?

    Sorry for contacting you on your blog, but I saw no other way to contact you O_O


  • dellong // February 26, 2006 at 10:58 pm | Reply

    Is that website of in China`???

    I think you can look at that website…

  • [email protected] // February 27, 2006 at 11:36 am | Reply

    Please keep the old data on the new listsofbests site! I forget all the movies I watched.

  • Eric Hodel // February 27, 2006 at 12:37 pm | Reply is a completely unrelated copycat site.

  • Kelly Smith // February 27, 2006 at 4:48 pm | Reply

    Josh, using the term web2.0? I bet there’s still a bit of discomfort in that eh? Has the term finally stuck people?

  • leandra darcy // March 8, 2006 at 9:02 am | Reply

    hey guys-josh, daniel, todd! great work! this stuff is fantastic and the interface is way cool! very inspiring and tons of fun…glad you’re out there doing this : )

    best to you all

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